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S_ED_2020A 02/06/2020 01:34:45 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 02/06/2020
Attendance
Bridges X
Lundeen X
Priola X
Story X
Todd X
Time 01:34:45 PM to 05:08:24 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Todd
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-095 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB20-081 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB20-123 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB20-001 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB20-014 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
Presentation from Colorado Digital Services and Empowered Learning Committee Discussion Only

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

SB20-095 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:34:53 PM  

President Garcia and Minority Leader Holbert, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-095, which concerns providing information concerning concurrent enrollment to parents of middle school students. The co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill and distributed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments A and B).

01:39:00 PM  

Minority Leader Holbert continued to provide opening comments on the bill. He explained the purpose of amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments A and B). Senator Bridges distributed amendment L.003 (Attachment C).

01:47:50 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

01:47:59 PM  

Dr. Landon Pirius, representing the Colorado Community College System, spoke in support of the bill.

01:50:42 PM  

Jim Cole, representing the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, spoke in support of the bill.

01:51:52 PM  

The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.



02:00:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:01:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:01:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:01:34 PM  
Minority Leader Holbert provided closing comments on the bill. Committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


02:03:58 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-095, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-081 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:04:41 PM  

Senator Bridges and Senator Danielson, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-081, which concerns including school information in the Colorado State Apprenticeship Resource Directory.  The co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill.

02:07:57 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

02:08:57 PM  

Phil Hayes, representing the National Electrical Contractors Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, spoke in support of the bill.

02:11:16 PM  

Alex Hayes, representing the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors, spoke in support of the bill.

02:12:22 PM  

Gary Arnold, representing the Rocky Mountain Pipe Trades District Council 5, spoke in support of the bill.

02:15:16 PM  

The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.



02:16:31 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-081 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



02:17:20 PM

The committee took a brief recess.



SB20-123 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:21:25 PM  

The committee came back to order. Senator Fields and Senator Bridges, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-123, which concerns the rights of college athletes and establishes their right to receive compensation for the use of their names, images, and likenesses and their right to obtain professional and legal representation. Senator Bridges provided opening comments on the bill.

02:27:26 PM  

The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee and distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment D).

02:31:02 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

02:34:42 PM  

Patrick O'Rourke, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

02:41:47 PM  

Zachary Segal, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.

02:42:34 PM  

The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.

02:45:57 PM  

The preceding witnesses continued to answer questions from the committee.  Committee discussion ensued.

02:51:17 PM  

Senator Bridges explained amendment L.001 (Attachment D).



02:51:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:52:10 PM  
The co-sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.


02:54:53 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-123, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-001 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:55:39 PM  
Senator Fields, sponsor, presented Senate
Bill 20-001, which concerns expanding behavioral health training for kindergarten
through twelfth grade educators.  She provided opening comments on
the bill and answered questions from the committee.  Senator Fields
distributed amendments L.002 and L.003 (Attachments E and F).

03:01:56 PM  

The following people testified on the bill:

03:02:29 PM  

Kari Eckert, representing Robbie's Hope, spoke in support of the bill.

03:05:56 PM  

Hanna Newman, representing herself and Robbie's Hope, spoke in support of the bill.

03:08:31 PM  

The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.

03:08:48 PM  

Former State Representative Debbie Stafford, representing the Aurora Mental Health Center, spoke in support of the bill.

03:13:15 PM  

Dr. Jo Ann Fujioka, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, spoke in support of the bill.

03:15:54 PM  

Maranda Miller, representing the Centennial Mental Health Center, spoke in support of the bill.

03:18:41 PM  

Jim Cole, representing the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, spoke in support of the bill and in support of amendment L.003 (Attachment F).

03:20:00 PM  

Frank Cornelia, repreresenting the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, spoke in support of the bill.  He distributed two handouts to the committee (Attachments G and H).

03:24:04 PM  

Lorrie Yoshinaga, representing herself as a teacher, spoke in support of the bill.

03:26:59 PM  

Valerie Schlecht, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.

03:28:32 PM  

The preceding witnesses answered questions from the committee.

03:35:37 PM  

Anthony DiLorenzo, representing Circles, spoke in support of the bill.

03:40:21 PM  

Kathryn Brown, representing herself as a school counselor and the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.

03:43:59 PM  

Heidi Haines, representing the Arc of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

03:46:40 PM  

Senator Fields explained amendments L.002 and L.003 (Attachments E and F). She answered questions from the committee about the amendments. Committee discussion ensued.

03:58:29 PM  
Senator Fields gave closing comments on the bill.


04:00:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:00:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Todd
Seconded
Bridges
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:00:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-001, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-014 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:01:29 PM  

Senator Fields presented Senate Bill 20-014, which concerns excused absences in public schools resulting from behavioral health concerns.

04:04:25 PM  

Kendra Villareal, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.  

04:09:13 PM  

Heidi Haines, representing the Arc of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

04:10:03 PM  

Evie Hudak, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, spoke in support of the bill.

04:11:22 PM  

Kaitlyn Hickmann, representing Mental Health Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

04:13:42 PM  

Valerie Schlecht, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, spoke in support of the bill.

04:15:45 PM  

Meghan Baker, representing Disability Law Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

04:18:53 PM  

Ethan Reed, representing himself as a student, spoke in support of the bill.

04:24:03 PM  

Senator Fields gave closing comments on the bill.  Committee members gave closing comments on the bill.



04:27:36 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-014 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Presentation from Colorado Digital Services and Empowered Learning - Committee Discussion Only

04:28:11 PM  
Ken Haptonstall, Director of the Colorado
River Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Ed Vandertook,
Superintendent of North Park School District, and Dan Morris, Colorado
Digital Learning Solutions, came to the table to update the committee on
supplemental online learning programs.  They distributed several handouts
to the committee (Attachments I through M).
04:40:55 PM  

Dale McCall, Executive Director of the Colorado BOCES, explained the history and purpose of BOCES, as well as several federal laws pertaining to students with disabilities and how BOCES are utilized to meet the federal requirements.

04:43:57 PM  

Mr. McCall continued his presentation and provided updates on legislation passed in recent years and how new programs have been implemented by various BOCES around Colorado.

04:50:51 PM  

Mr. Haptonstall spoke about the alternative licensure program, specifically on the Western Slope.

04:56:17 PM  
The presenters continued to discuss the importance and impact of shared services. Committee members made comments.


05:08:24 PM   The committee adjourned.






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